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Ranked #1 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Architectural Buildings; Educational Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Join an hour-long tour of 'Mackintosh at the GSA' to discover the architects life and work, from student to master designer.... more » Owner description: Join an hour-long tour of 'Mackintosh at the GSA' to discover the architects life and work, from student to master designer. Examine the exterior of the Mackintosh building and uncover architectural gems in the surrounding area. Due to the recent fire in the Mackintosh building, there will be no access to the building's interiors for the foreseeable future. Explore the rich history of The Glasgow School of Art at the 'Window on Mackintosh' Visitor Centre through artefacts from GSA's Archives and Collections, illuminating life at the School from 1845 to present day. Join GSA's City Walking Tours to explore Glasgow's creative past and present and browse designs by students, staff and alumni in the GSA Shop. The 'Window on Mackintosh' Visitor Centre and GSA Shop in the Reid building at 164 Renfrew Street are open 9.45Am - 5.15Pm, 7 days a week. Tours depart from the 'Window on Mackintosh' 7 days a week. Every purchase supports the School. « less
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Ranked #2 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
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Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum is Scotland's most visited free attraction.​ With 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries... more » Owner description: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum is Scotland's most visited free attraction.​ With 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects, the collections are extensive, wide-ranging and internationally-significant. « less
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Ranked #3 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
Take a student-led tour of the university's historic campus. The university was founded more than 500 years ago.
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Ranked #4 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: The beautiful home of Charles Mackintosh, the turn-of-the-century Scottish architect and artist who brought international... more » Owner description: The beautiful home of Charles Mackintosh, the turn-of-the-century Scottish architect and artist who brought international fame to the city of Glasgow. « less
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Ranked #5 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Architectural Buildings; Museums
Owner description: Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901 and built in the attractive setting of Bellahouston Park in the 1990s, House... more » Owner description: Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901 and built in the attractive setting of Bellahouston Park in the 1990s, House for an Art Lover allows the visitor an insight into Mackintosh's renowned talent not just as an architect, but as a an artist, designer and pioneer of the Modern Movement. The venue runs regular arts themed events and is home to the popular Art Lover's Cafe. « less
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Ranked #6 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Parks; Outdoors
Over 360 acres of green, this lovely park is best known for its well-kept scenic running and walking trails.
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Ranked #7 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Neighborhoods; Parks; Cultural
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Ranked #8 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Parks; Outdoors
The River Kelvin runs through the West End's large and attractive park which hosts festivals and events throughout the year.
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Ranked #9 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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Ranked #10 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Gardens; Cultural

The Botanic Gardens are located at the top of Byres Road, where it meets Great Western Road.  It is a beautiful space in the west end of Glasgow, which is very popular with local... more »

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Ranked #11 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
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Ranked #12 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1888, Glasgow City Chambers dominates George Square and is currently home to Glasgow City... more » Owner description: Inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1888, Glasgow City Chambers dominates George Square and is currently home to Glasgow City Council. The grand marble staircase and banqueting hall are among the building's many highlights. Free guided tours are conducted at 10:30am and 2:30pm on weekdays except public holidays and special events. « less
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Ranked #13 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
Owner description: The Necropolis, Glasgow's Victorian City of the Dead, is a vast and grand cemetery modeled on Père-Lachaise in Paris.... more » Owner description: The Necropolis, Glasgow's Victorian City of the Dead, is a vast and grand cemetery modeled on Père-Lachaise in Paris. Described as one of the most significant cemeteries in Europe, it is a major visitor attraction and patrolled by Park Rangers. Heritage Trail maps are available to guide the visitor to the memorials and tombs of some of Glasgow's most eminent citizens. « less
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Ranked #14 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #15 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Art Galleries; Art Museums; Museums
This museum houses the private collection of Sir William Burrell.
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Ranked #16 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Most of the city's major musical performances and operas are held here.
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Ranked #17 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: 2013 Winner of the European Museum of the Year. Highlights include steam trains, Glasgow trams and trolley buses, vintage... more » Owner description: 2013 Winner of the European Museum of the Year. Highlights include steam trains, Glasgow trams and trolley buses, vintage cars, motorbikes and cycles including possibly the worlds oldest bicycle. There is also a Glasgow street with shops, subway station and pub. Guided tours available. « less
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Ranked #18 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Libraries; Cultural
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Ranked #19 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Museums
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Ranked #20 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: The medieval Glasgow Cathedral has been in constant use for worship for over 800 years, and is of great architectural and... more » Owner description: The medieval Glasgow Cathedral has been in constant use for worship for over 800 years, and is of great architectural and historic interest. Highlights include one of the finest post-war collections of stained glass windows in Britain, and the ceiling in the Blackadder Aisle which was built around 1500 by Archbishop Blackadder. Cared for by Historic Scotland and open to visitors throughout the year from 9.30am except Sundays when it is open at 1pm. Recitals and special family events are a regular feature. Closing times vary seasonally. « less
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Ranked #21 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
Owner description: Self-guided walking tour maps are available from George Square Tourist Office of Merchant City, now a vibrant historic cafe... more » Owner description: Self-guided walking tour maps are available from George Square Tourist Office of Merchant City, now a vibrant historic cafe quarter and designer-shopping mecca. Highlights of this tour, which dates back to medieval times, include the grand neo-classical halls and Georgian townhouses built for Glasgow's rich tobacco barons and shipping merchants. « less
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Ranked #22 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Art Galleries; Art Museums; Museums
This gallery houses the largest collection of Whistlers in the world.
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Ranked #23 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #25 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #26 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Parks; Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #27 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: The Tenement House provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the early 20th century, in the faithfully restored... more » Owner description: The Tenement House provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the early 20th century, in the faithfully restored four-room house lived in by Miss Agnes Toward for over half a century. See what it meant to be an 'independent woman' in the first half of the 20th century; experience how ordinary folk lived, and appreciate how many of the household amenities we now take for granted were considered luxuries less than a century ago. Authentic gas lighting has been installed to recreate the atmosphere of the house, which didn't have electric lighting until 1960. An exhibition on the ground floor makes the most of Miss Toward's extensive personal archive, providing a valuable time capsule for visitors today. « less
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Ranked #28 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The People's Palace and Winter Gardens, set in historic Glasgow Green, the oldest public space in the city, tells the story... more » Owner description: The People's Palace and Winter Gardens, set in historic Glasgow Green, the oldest public space in the city, tells the story of Glasgow and its people from 1750 to the end of the 20th century. Adjacent to the People's Palace is the extravagant and recently restored Doulton Fountain, unveiled in 1888 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. « less
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Ranked #29 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Ships; Outdoors
Owner description: The Tall Ship at Riverside is one of Glasgow's most unique visitor attractions! Rated as 4 Star visit by Visit Scotland we... more » Owner description: The Tall Ship at Riverside is one of Glasgow's most unique visitor attractions! Rated as 4 Star visit by Visit Scotland we aim to transport you back to when the SV Glenlee was an operating cargo ship. Built on the River Clyde in 1896 is one of only 5 of her kind still afloat in the world today and she is the only one in the UK. Climb aboard for this rare opportunity to explore every nook and cranny of the ship including the Captain's Cabin, Children's Play Area, Engine Room and the Cargo Hold Cinema. Take a tour of the ship using our Audio Guide facility and enjoy a coffee while you browse for souvenirs. « less
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Ranked #30 of 127 attractions in Glasgow
The home of great theatre in Glasgow, offering a world-class repertoire of classic and contemporary plays.
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